Written by  :  John Coppersmith (2)
Written on  :  Jan 15, 2010
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

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Brilliant and Beautiful

The Good

This game— toy, really— entranced me like nothing else before or since. Designing tanks was fun, breeding and mutating fish was fun. Many other aquarium simulators have been developed since, but none have come even close to the depth offered by El Fish.

The Bad

I first played this on a 386 and spent hours and hours animating fish (usually overnight).

The Bottom Line

If you're the kind of person who can visit the same public aquarium more than once, this software toy was meant for you.